Biography

As a civil trial lawyer, Chris litigates complex commercial matters, business disputes and real estate controversies. He also litigates construction-related matters, representing owners, contractors, construction managers and design professionals. Further, Chris handles claims against municipalities and others who interfere with property rights of businesses. He also defends clients in claims brought by municipalities regarding the use of their properties.

Chris litigates complex business disputes in state and federal courts -- at trial and in appellate matters -- as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Chris represents clients in such diverse industries as construction, financial services and transportation. He also represents real estate agencies and property owners in disputes arising out of transactions. Chris has also litigated issues related to property rights between adjoining property owners, such as easements.

Chris has tried and arbitrated complex business matters, including injunctions and matters needing special and urgent relief. Among other things, he handles the prosecution and defense of the following types of litigation:

· Antitrust

· Breach of contract

· Breach of fiduciary duty

· Civil rights claims

· Commercial landlord/tenant

· Construction defect

· Construction liens

· Consumer fraud

· Corporate governance

· Defamation

· Directors' and officers' liability

· Ethics issues

· Foreclosure actions

· Fraud claims

· Misappropriation of trade secrets

· Orders to show cause

· Professional liability

· Real estate controversies

· Restrictive covenants

· Shareholder and partnership disputes

· Tortious interference

· Trade secrets

· Unfair business practices and competition

· Warranty claims

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Chris was recently appointed Commissioner for the Atlantic County Improvement Authority. He previously served on the Executive Leadership Team of the Southern NJ Heart Association Walk and coached Hammonton High School's Mock Trial and Moot Court Teams for eight years. He is currently a coach for Hammonton’s Youth Soccer Association and Duke’s Lacrosse Club. Chris has also volunteered as an attorney for South Jersey Legal Services by representing victims of domestic violence seeking final restraining orders.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed among "New Jersey Rising Stars" by SuperLawyers (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Center for Forensic Economic Studies Award for Excellence in Litigation
  • Wyn Llewellyn Award for Client Counseling – ABA Competition
  • Recipient of the "Pro Bono Roll of Honor" award from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • At Notre Dame, Chris was a member of the Academic Honors Program for Student Athletes (Lacrosse)